BC health officials have once again banned indoor dining to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
In a live update on Monday afternoon, BC health officials announced that 2,518 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed over the weekend and outlined amendments to existing public health orders.
For the next three weeks, from midnight tonight through April 19, 2021, all food and liquor-serving premises must only provide takeout and delivery service.
Restaurants, bars, and pubs will be prohibited from offering dine-in service, except for outdoor patios. Establishments that only serve snacks or appetizers must close, said Henry.
People dining on patios should do so with their immediate household or core bubble only.
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Premier John Horgan, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Health Minister Adrian Dix were all present during the conference to deliver the latest health orders and restriction updates.
BC restaurants have been authorized to operate dine-in services since May 2020.